“Shovel Ready” for next 150 years

July 31, 2020

YMCA Christchurch has been allocated $43 million to undertake a major redevelopment on their central city site, with a central goal to make a tangible difference to children, young people and their families. CEO Josie Ogden Schroeder has led the organisation since 2008 – including managing the YMCA’s recovery post-quake. Admitting feeling a bit fatigued […]


Media Release

April 24, 2020

YMCA CALLS FOR URGENT FISCAL SUPPORT FOR NOT FOR PROFIT SECTOR The YMCA is calling for urgent financial support for not for profit organisations. Established in 1855 the YMCA is New Zealand’s leading non-profit organisation, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. It reaches 1.2 million people annually through its 12 national […]


Covid-19 Update 24 March

March 24, 2020

Dear Members and Participants, In this unprecedented scenario of an Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, and the Government order for total closure of schools and non-essential services, the YMCA has closed ALL of our facilities with immediate effect, with the exception of Accommodation which will continue to offer a caring and safe harbour for around […]


Covid-19 Update 16 March

March 16, 2020

Dear YMCA customers, The YMCA is following the advice of our authorities, including the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and local/central Govt directives. At the moment we are proceeding with business as usual with a strong focus on hygiene and asking any participant, guest or staff person to stay home if they are unwell, […]


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